I am putting this kit together from cheap, used pieces I find on craigslist or other sources. I replace/augment hardware as necessary, then refinish the drums so they look the way I like, and so they appear like they belong together.
I've guessed at the wood composition of the shells, but since I didn't buy them new, I don't know for sure what type of wood they actually are.
- 5x13" snare, 7-ply mahogany, 6 lugs
- 13x18" bass drum, 6-ply basswood w/mahogany veneer, 8 lugs
- small, trashy hats (12") and crash (14") that came with the original kit
- Meinl HCS 20" ride
Some recordings of the kit: